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  1.    15 Oct 2017 #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by FreeBooter View Post
    I meant to say Fat32 has a limit on how many files/directories can be created in the root.
    What does that mean?
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  2.    15 Oct 2017 #12
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    A root folder of a drive can only contain so many files, (depending on the file system used, like Fat32 or NTFS). I would count the number of files in the root, and see if you are over that, based on the File System restraints.
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  3.    15 Oct 2017 #13
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    Quote Originally Posted by FreeBooter View Post
    A root folder of a drive can only contain so many files, (depending on the file system used, like Fat32 or NTFS). I would count the number of files in the root, and see if you are over that, based on the File System restraints.
    In one folder, I have over 16,000 images.
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  4.    15 Oct 2017 #14
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    I'm not talking about files stored in folders but root of the USB drive how many files do you have maybe you should place all your files in folders.
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  5.    15 Oct 2017 #15
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    Quote Originally Posted by FreeBooter View Post
    I'm not talking about files stored in folders but root of the USB drive how many files do you have maybe you should place all your files in folders.
    Maybe 20-30,000 things and I have ten folders in one USB.
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  6.    15 Oct 2017 #16
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    Do you want to convert Fat32 to NTFS file system without losing your saved files?
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  7.    15 Oct 2017 #17
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    Quote Originally Posted by FreeBooter View Post
    Do you want to convert Fat32 to NTFS file system without losing your saved files?
    Yes. But how do I do that?
    Anyway, it's late on the Eastern side.
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  8.    15 Oct 2017 #18
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    You should just in case backup your files on USB drive even do this processes does not delete your personal files on USB drive.

    The Convert.exe utility is supplied with Windows to convert a FAT partition into an NTFS partition. Use of Convert.exe is straight forward, but there are considerations that should be taken into account before using the utility.

    The following limitations should be recognized before converting a FAT partition to NTFS:



    • The conversion is a one-way process. After a partition has been converted to NTFS, it is not possible to convert the partition back to a FAT partition. To restore the partition as a FAT partition, the partition would have to be reformatted as FAT (which would erase all data from the partition) and then data can be restored from backup.


    • The system partition of a RISC-based computer cannot be changed to NTFS. The ARC specification requires that the system partition be FAT. It is possible to create a small (1 MB) FAT partition for the system partition and install Windows on an NTFS partition (the boot partition).

    • The conversion of a disk partition from the FAT file system to NTFS requires a certain amount of free disk space be available in order to build the NTFS disk structures.




    Follow below steps to convert Fat or Fat32 file systems to NTFS file system.


    1. Open the Command Prompt by clicking Start Menu --> All Programs --> Accessories, right-click on Command Prompt, and open it as an administrator. In Windows 8, 8.1 and Windows 10 simply hold down the + X keys and select the option “Command Prompt (Admin)” from the menu.

    2. Within Command Prompt type below command:



    Code:
    Convert   X:   /fs:ntfs
    Replace X: drive letter with the drive letter of the partition or storage drive you want to convert to NTFS file system.

    If the Convert command-line cannot lock the drive, you will be prompted to convert the storage drive at during next reboot. You should type Yes and press Enter key.
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